Sony was pushing their PlayStation Move pretty heavily at the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco and I was completely underwhelmed.
This feels like a complete Wii ripoff, nothing more. They are even releasing the thing with a sports game compilation called…wait for it… Champion Sports. It comes with exciting games like Table tennis, bowling, golf, archery and so on.
Bah, I’m already bored playing this on the Wii, and I don’t see myself spending hundreds of dollars so I can play more of the same sports game in HD, even if Sony claims their system more accurately tracks the controller compared to Nintendo’s Wii controller.
Wired even referred to the games Sony showed off at GDC as janky, visual gimmicks and even laggy and not much fun.
Almost feels like Sony’s fumbling in the dark to keep the PS3 relevant. First they completely screw up the Playstation Home concept, probably wasting millions of dollars. Now they’re trying to bank on the Wii’s thunder by copying their success. What are they going to do next, copy Microsoft’s XBox Live service?
Sony = FAIL
Photos blatantly stolen from Jon Snyder/Wired.com.